Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick - website photo borrowed

Before we start on how the rest of the tour went, it would be a good idea to review the hotel accommodations we were placed with by the tour company.

Our hotel, the Hyatt Regency, was situated in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The hotel was a good hour away from Manhattan.

We arrived at the hotel by nightfall. The hotel was quite big and impressive. Modern looking and the reception area was welcoming. The hotel had a long staircase leading up to the second floor. And in all honesty, the staircase really brought out the place. It made me think of being part of a big spectacular show where the superstar was about to descend upon the stairs.

We got allocated our hotel room, which was at the corner end of the second floor. It was a spacious room, very clean and modern. It accommodated all our needs.

As New Brunswick was known as an university town, hubby and I decided to walk around the hotel surroundings to better acquaint ourselves with what it offered. A few blocks and we found ourselves confronted with a Starbucks, Chipotle and Burger King. Seemed like heaven to us. My eldest was a big fan of Chipotle and my youngest loved Burger King. So all our culinary needs were set to be satisfied. On top of it, we found a 7-11 convenience store as well.

The next day, we got a wake-up call at the exact time we expected. Plus one for the reception desk.

We went down for breakfast before setting off with the tour. The accommodation included free buffet breakfast and we made use of it. The breakfast was scrumptious. Being buffet-style, there were a lot of variety offered. We were showered with choices. You could have a prepared and cooked eggs, or pre-cooked scrambled eggs. English breakfast was served with bacon, eggs, sausages and toast. There were also croissants, fruits and cereals. For beverages, juices, tea, coffee were on offer.

I'd say the hotel was quite a good hotel. Our stay was nice and comfortable. I wouldn't mind recommending it to people. The only downside I felt was that it was too far from Manhattan or the centre of things. A quick Google of the place showed that if we were to make our own way back to the hotel from Manhattan, we would've needed to take a 1-hour-and-20-minute train back.

But in the first hand, before we left Canada for the tour, we already knew that the hotel was going to be far from Manhattan. Hence, this is not really much of a complaint from us.

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